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How to Google-proof Your Website in Six Steps | The Social Media Hat

How to Google-proof Your Website in Six Steps | The Social Media Hat | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
There are several steps that a business can take to not only improve their ranking within Google search, but also avoid potential issues with the next major algorithm change that Google will inevitably release.
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When it comes to optimization, Google can be a little confusing. The company changes the rules quite often.

 

The good news is that the constant changes have a specific goal: To deliver the best and most relevant content to users.

 

So, how can a company take advantage of that?  

 

Mike Allton offers some good tips in this article. 

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Geotagging and online bullying: A new podcast by Robert Cairns

Geotagging and online bullying: A new podcast by Robert Cairns | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
Do you know that geotagging is turned on by default on smartphones?
It means that every time you or your children share something on a social media site (pictures, videos, etc.), anyone can see where...
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Documenting the daily experiences of sexism: The Everyday Sexism Project

Documenting the daily experiences of sexism: The Everyday Sexism Project | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
In countries like Canada, France, and the United States, people have talked themselves into believing that gender inequality is dead. As a woman and immigrant, I cannot bury my head in the sand. I...
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A very worthy project! Let's talk about sexism! 

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FSIS' 3rd Annual Day of Justice Rally & Memorial March

FSIS' 3rd Annual Day of Justice Rally & Memorial March | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
Art by Erin Konsmow
Families of Sisters in Spirit (FSIS) is a grassroots, not-for-profit volunteer organization located on unceded Algonquin Territory (Ottawa), and led by families of missing and...
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If you live in Ottawa, here is an event you won't want to miss. 

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About the video Prisoners of Tradition: Women in...

About the video Prisoners of Tradition: Women in Afghanistan: “With news of the assassination of the second female minister in Afghanistan this week, CIR looks at the oppression and intimidation of...
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We often take freedom for granted. But for these women, there is no choice and no freedom. A powerful documentary! 

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Social media news: Facebook, Google, Twitter

Social media news: Facebook, Google, Twitter | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.
Facebook
This week, Facebook started showing recommendations for Fan Pages t
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The Facebook team was busy once again this week. Some of the major news include recommendations for Fan Pages to like showing up right under the picture of the Page you have just followed; the launch of the Ask Our CPO series; and newsfeed-based ads for desktops.

 

YouTube is changing the way it counts views.

 

Twitter had to apologize publicly when an X-rated video created with Vine landed in the top-pick section of the app.

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Uplifting video: 'My Last Days: Meet Ann'

Uplifting video: 'My Last Days: Meet Ann' | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
The real beauty in life is to understand that every moment counts.
Here is a video that has touched my heart and uplifted my soul.
“ Ann Silberman is facing Stage IV terminal breast cancer, and...
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Don't watch this video if you cry easily!

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Another victim of rape dies in India

Another victim of rape dies in India | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
“ An Indian woman whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned mass protests has died, according to a doctor who was treating her at a Singapore hospital.

(Source: CNN)
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'In Darkness': Remembering the power of compassion

'In Darkness': Remembering the power of compassion | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
UK cinematic poster for In Darkness (via Wikipedia)
Lwów, Poland, in 1943. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief, encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto by...
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A superb movie I watched tonight. Not your typical Holocaust film (especially because it is not a Hollywood production). 

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Movie to check out: 'The Whistleblower'

Movie to check out: 'The Whistleblower' | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
I became aware of this movie tonight and plan on watching it very soon because it deals with a very important issue: human trafficking.
“Inspired by actual events, Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is...
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We are not our bodies - Inspirational TED Talk video

We are not our bodies - Inspirational TED Talk video | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
Athlete Janine Shepherd was hoping she could win an Olympic medal....
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Joy Smith Foundation - Newsletter 1

Joy Smith Foundation - Newsletter 1 | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
Joy Smith (Photo credit: Cendrine Marrouat)
MP Joy Smith is a multi-award recipient for her work against human trafficking. She has been instrumental in exposing the ills of modern slavery and sexual...
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Silence, No More Series – Joel Hendricks

Silence, No More Series – Joel Hendricks | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it

I have decided to revive my Silence, No More Series, whose purpose is to raise awareness of bullying and abuse.

 

I launched that series in October last year, and will publish all the testimonials I have received so far. Then, I will add new ones, as more people send me theirs.
 

For more information on how to submit your stories, scroll down the article.

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It's ok to talk about suicide

It's ok to talk about suicide | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
This is one of my all-time favorite pictures of my mother.
I love it because it is one of the rare images where she looks genuinely happy. I was 9 months old at the time.
My mother would be 62 today....
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MOMENTOS: Life is good no matter what happens

MOMENTOS: Life is good no matter what happens | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
Some things are sure to bring tears to your eyes and change your views on life.
Such is the case of Momentos, a Portuguese short film written and directed by Nuno Rocha for LG Portugal.
The film...
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Ready for a life-changing experience? 

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Facebook Group to check out: Walking With Our Sisters

Facebook Group to check out: Walking With Our Sisters | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
"Walking With Our Sisters" - A Commemorative Art Installation for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada It is estimated that 600+ native women in Canada have gone missing or have been murdered in the last 20 years.
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About the video and The Girl Effect

About the video and The Girl Effect: “Created by the Nike Foundation in collaboration with the NoVo Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Coalition for Adolescent Girls, The GIRL EFFECT movement...
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Which Social Network Is Right For Your Business? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Which Social Network Is Right For Your Business? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
Which Social Network Is Right For Your Business? [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Samantha Bruce's curator insight, February 4, 2013 12:00 PM

Take a look at this. Interesting outline on which social media tools would be best for businesses and why.

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Support Johnna Crider and Art4TheHomeless

Support Johnna Crider and Art4TheHomeless | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
Originally from Shreveport, LA, Johnna Crider creates jewelry with wire and gems and minerals.
She also owns Art4TheHomeless, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that unites artists of all mediums...
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I believe that social media should also be used to change the status quo. Here is a good example of what one can do. 

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Five men charged with murder in Indian gang rape case

By now, you’ve probably heard that the young woman who was brutally raped on a bus in New Delhi two weeks ago died from her injuries. Today, five of her attackers have officially been charged with murder, rape, and other crimes and could face the death penalty.

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The end of violence requires destroying the patriarchal system and education. 

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Looking for real-time world statistics?

Looking for real-time world statistics? | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it

Do you know that:

- There are almost 7,1 billion people on the planet? 

- More than 163,000 babies were born so far today?

- 14,000 people died of hunger today?

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Some of the numbers are honestly scary because they never stop increasing. 

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jdobypr's comment, December 29, 2012 9:03 AM
This is way too much data LOL...no wonder economists are confused
Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's comment, December 29, 2012 12:12 PM
Too much data? Not sure. We need that kind of info to realize how badly we treat ourselves and our planet.
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Do you know the Anthropedia Foundation?

Do you know the Anthropedia Foundation? | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
I discovered the Anthropedia Foundation through a friend a few years ago. If you have never heard of this foundation, you are missing a lot. Their work is essential in helping human beings to become...
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The Anthropedia Foundation does remarkable work to help people focus on their mental and spiritual well being. 

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's comment, December 28, 2012 5:23 PM
Glad you like it. This blog is something I work on, on the side.
Esther Coronel De Iberkleid's comment, December 28, 2012 6:07 PM
I love the idea of being part of this project. I do exactly that integrating my 2 careers today. I tried to send you a message on facebook but was unable. I would like to share with you a link. My mail is naprexec4@gmail.com
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Undercover investigation exposes cruelty towards pigs from supplier to major Canadian grocery stores (Video)

Undercover investigation exposes cruelty towards pigs from supplier to major Canadian grocery stores (Video) | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
I have chosen not to embed the video here, as it may shock too many readers of this blog. However, I urge you to read the following and share with as many people as you can.
There are things that I...
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Please, please, please! Share this article as widely as you can. Animal cruelty should not exist anymore!

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57 years ago, Rosa Parks was arrested for standing up for her rights

57 years ago, Rosa Parks was arrested for standing up for her rights | Awareness 4 Social Good | Scoop.it
Montgomery, Alabama, December 1, 1955. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus. She was arrested, briefly imprisoned, and fined for violating a city ordinance.
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The fight for equal rights is far from over. However, we should always celebrate those who have started it!

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explore-blog: The history of voting rights, in 3...

“The history of voting rights, in 3 minutes. Remember how hard those who didn’t have them fought of them and celebrate yours by voting."

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